(ITU Worlds, back when everyone still raced in speedos)
I'm in the middle of finalizing Annual Plans for the coming year, so that's taking up most of my time. Instead of making athletes and parents wait for me to return e-mails, I thought a quick update would do the trick:
The original max registration for the training day was 40. We hit that limit in two days. After meeting with the pool supervisor, we decided we could safely add a few more athletes, so we increased the registration to 50. All athletes were put on the registration list in the order that their e-mails were received.
...BUT DON'T DESPAIR!
We're maxed for pool space, but not for Simon's talk, and not for the run session. Simon's talk will be in a gym, and we're running outside (cross your fingers for good weather), so space is not an issue. Therefore, the 50 athlete cap will still apply to the swim, but we can have additional athletes at the afternoon run. Currently, we have 63 athletes registered in all (double our biggest training day last year). The fee for Simon's talk and the run session will be $10.
THAT'S A LOT OF ATHLETES!
We knew we had two options for the training day; 1) keep the registration #'s relatively small to maintain the quality of the training, or 2) allow more athletes to register in order to meet Simon. Obviously, the opportunity to hear Simon speak and join in a workout or two with him easily outweighed concerns about workout structure. We're still committed to running great workouts, but it will be a very busy day.
The tentative schedule is:
7:45-8:15am Arrive and sign-in
8:15-10:00am Swim session (UofG Gold and Red Pools)
10:00-10:30am Swimmers change and have a snack break, others arrive for Simon's Talk
10:30-11:30am Simon's Talk + Q&A (this session may go to noon, we'll see how it goes)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch (bring your own lunch, or visit a campus cafeteria)
1:00-2:30pm Run Session (a large circuit program with a mix of games and short sets)
WHERE DO I FIND A REGISTRATION FORM?
I'll send out a confirmation e-mail next week (Wed or Thurs) with the final details.